Roles turned down by Tobey Maguire:
Tobey Maguire originally bought the rights to the novel so he could star but he decided to play Spider-Man instead and the PROMOTION of Spider-Man interfered with the filming of 25th Hour.
Actor who got the part: Edward Norton
According to the imdb, tobey was the first choice for the lead role, however he was replaced under unknown circumstances.
Actor who got the part: Devon Sawa
Maguire was considered for a role in the film.
Tobey Maguire was in talks for the role of Lt. Hart but dropped out to do Spiderman.
Actor who got the part: Colin Farrell
Maguire was considered for the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Jake Gyllenhaal
Was considered for the role of Will Turner.
Actor who got the part: Orlando Bloom
Maguire was set to play rookie Jake Hoyt but was replaced by Ethan Hawke - who was apparently the director's first choice.
Actor who got the part: Ethan Hawke
Did you know that Tobey Maguire was not the only choice for this movie? (click to learn more)